Managing Global Organizations

Managing Global Organizations

A Cultural Perspective

Rabi S. Bhagat, Harry C. Triandis and Annette S. McDevitt

The globalization of business is a reality that confronts organizations of all sizes from different nations and cultures. This book serves as a comprehensive guide for understanding the nature of cultural variations that affect important aspects of organizational behavior.

Chapter 10: Cultural variations and organizational design

Rabi S. Bhagat, Harry C. Triandis and Annette S. McDevitt

Subjects: business and management, international business


The success of a multinational and global organization depends on more than the collective skills, knowledge, and experience of its members and the selection of an appropriate strategy to match the demands of the global marketplace. An effective framework of organizing collective skills, knowledge, and experience is needed to operate across national borders and cultures. Organizational structure is such a framework.

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